Old Orchard Country Club
Opened in 1929, Old Orchard Country Club has a classic design with challenges that stand up to modern golf courses. Throughout the course, you'll see traces of the site's former use as a farm. Ancient apple trees from the original orchard frame many of the holes. The diverse layout will test you with a variety of different shots but the gently rolling terrain makes for an easy walk. Skill and strategy will be generously rewarded but it's not an overly punishing layout for the high handicapper. Old Orchard's greens play true and fast and they are often flanked with strategically positioned bunkers. A stream wanders through the golf course, coming into play on several holes. Golfers will face a tricky island green on the par-5 seventh hole as well as an almost-island green on the par-4 13th.
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|Yellow M: 65.7/123 W: 73.1/125||426||463||144||335||393||193||427||267||364||3012||419||384||347||282||150||351||346||157||486||2922||5934|
|Red W: 72.7/123||409||437||140||331||375||174||420||260||340||2886||408||354||322||278||136||328||343||152||478||2799||5685|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
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A Memorable Experience at Old Orchard Country Club
I had the pleasure of playing at the Old Orchard Country Club, marking my first time teeing off on an American golf course. While it proved to be the most challenging course I've ever encountered, the overall experience was thoroughly enjoyable.
The standout feature of Old Orchard was undoubtedly its difficulty level. The course presented a formidable challenge, demanding precision and strategy in every swing. The 13th hole, in particular, stood out as the pinnacle of difficulty. Its layout required a perfect balance of power and finesse, making it a true test of skill. Navigating this hole was an exhilarating challenge that added an extra layer of excitement to the round.
Despite the course's demanding nature, I found immense joy in every aspect of the game. Old Orchard's unique design and the meticulous craftsmanship of each hole showcased the essence of American golf. The course's charm lay not just in its difficulty, but in the sheer pleasure derived from overcoming each obstacle.
One of the highlights of the round was the unforgettable 7th hole. The green, set like a picturesque island, added a delightful twist to the game. The challenge was not only in reaching the green but also in executing precise wedge shots to ensure a successful play. This hole exemplified the kind of strategic thinking and skillful execution that make golf such a rewarding sport.
Old Orchard Country Club, with its challenging layout and memorable features, provided an unforgettable introduction to American golf courses. The experience, though demanding, was a testament to the craftsmanship and thoughtfulness invested in the course's design. I left Old Orchard with a sense of accomplishment, having conquered a challenging course and created lasting memories on the greens. I look forward to returning to this exceptional golfing haven and tackling its unique challenges again.
Could be one of the best in NJ but
The course layout is one of the best but unfortunately the current owner doesn’t invest enough In maintenance.
I was told the course was sold to developers and the owners are no longer maintaining.
Great place if you are a beginner because the fairways and Greens are not maintained and you will learn quickly how to play out of the rough 😀
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the lack of maintenance. We appreciate your kind words about the course layout and value your feedback as we continue to improve.
You get what you pay for.
This place is unfortunately not worth the price of admission. The greens are bumpy, the fairways are not upkept. I was lucky enough to get a hot deal and not pay double. There are much better courses around that are worth the price for a little bit more.
This place has gone downhill. The last time I played here was 3 years ago and nothing changed.
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Such a shame
Nice course layout and friendly staff. But the course condition is absolutely terrible. Don't play here! Literally a waste of money.
Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the course condition and appreciate your input on how we can improve.
Worst Course I've Ever Played
I am still in shock over the conditions of the course. Fairways, if you can call them that, were 1-3 inches high. Most of it was a combo of what appeared to be fescue and weeds. Some of the bunkers had mini boulders in them. The tee boxes were almost indistinguishable from the non-cut fairways.
I was scoring quite well but I quit after nine holes as the course provided no joy whatsoever. I went info the clubhouse before leaving and asked to speak to the GM, Mgr, etc. A gentlemen asked what was wrong and I emphasized the above and mentioned that at 67 years of age and playing for 55 years that this was the poorest conditioned course I have ever seen. He said he has never had any complaints and when I looked at reviews on Golf Now, Google, etc that is virtually all I saw. When I looked at him in disbelief, he said, "it's just a public course, we are not going to spend millions to fix it up." I said, you could at least mow the fairways. He said, "it's October." If you are a golfer of any stripe I urge you not to play here. DO NOT WASTE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY! STAY AWAY!
If you are that concerned as you say in your response to my email you would refund my fees or at least half of it as it was impossible to enjoy the course and I walked off after nine.
We apologize for the poor conditions of the course during your visit. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration in order to improve the quality of our fairways and overall golfing experience. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Have not cut grass in years
The grass in the fairway was so tall that perfect straight shots were lost every time. I lost maybe 15 balls bc of the tall grass. Was no difference between fairway and rough. Was like I was hitting out of the rough every shot. So bad
Hi GabeBotton, thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better in the future.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.
We played because it’s going to be developed. Our last memory!!!
Hello, billyboy79. Thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for your recent experience.
We're sorry to hear you were less than satisfied during your round. We pride ourselves on our providing great service and the high-quality standards we maintain.
We would like to make things right. Please reach out to our management team at the pro shop.
We hope to hear from you soon.
It is what it is!
Ok. the tee boxes aren't maintained and the greens and bunkers are crappy. However, the layout is very nice and finished in 3:30. Old Orchard won't be around much longer (as a golf course) and it may be the last year to play this former stately course.
Hi, Greg024! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Old Orchard Country Club!
Tee boxes were like hitting out of the rough.
Fairways were like the rough.
Sand traps were awful - filled with weed, not cared for at all.
Greens were in awful condition and extremely slow.
I was a member here years ago and it made me sad to see how they let this course erode to its current condition.
I will not be back.
Hello, Salvatore2616607. Thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for your recent experience.
We're sorry to hear you were less than satisfied during your round. We pride ourselves on our providing great service and the high-quality standards we maintain. We hope to see you back in the future.
This “course” and I use that term lightly is very sad to see. I thankfully got a Hot deal and did not pay full price. The tee boxes are crab grass and more grass no less than 3 inches tall. Fairways are non existent because they’re the same cut as the rough. The greens were probably cut last month. Super sad to see what was probably a great course in its heyday. Felt like a thriller movie pulling into the driveway. From the dilapidated lamp posts to the deserted parking lot to the singular rotting umbrella at the tables near the island green on hole 7. Not a soul in sight when I got there. Not nearly worth the $60 fees. Needs A LOT of work before it becomes a real golf course. Absolute shame to see
We are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience at our golf course. We apologize for the condition of the tee boxes and fairways, as well as the state of the greens. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration as we work towards improving our course. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.
Not Worth It
This course is not worth the money at all, my lawn is maintained better than this course, I lost so many balls in the fairway because it is was as thick as the rough, and the greens were so thick the ball wpuld even stop short hitting down hill, terrible place to play
Hello, Alex. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our course. We apologize for any negative experience you had and appreciate your feedback. Thanks for choosing Old Orchard Country Club.
Hi, u000006788542. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Old Orchard Country Club.
Worst course i’ve ever played
Good luck finding your ball! There was no fairway only rough, the greens were like putting on a carpet, the bunkers were awful.
We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during your visit and appreciate your feedback. We will take your comments into consideration in order to improve the quality of our fairways, greens, and bunkers. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and thanks for choosing Old Orchard Country Club.
I love the layout. Grass was cut early in the season . But now!! The tee box is the 1st cut leanght. They refuse to the the grass. I don’t understand why. And they want to charge premium prices. Crazy. Someone needs to buy and put 4 million into it. I play bc of hot deal and closeness. And the layout. It’s ashamed.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize if you have experienced any issues with the grass length on the tee box. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration to improve our service. Thanks for choosing Old Orchard Country Club.
Thank you for reviewing us, xq0w2xEwqs5nJIOZNgrh. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Old Orchard Country Club, and we hope to see you again soon.
For $20 to Walk and Practice It’s OK
Played this course a decade ago and it was in decent to good shape. Ownership has clearly sold or is looking to sell the land because nothing is maintained.
Don’t come here with the mindset of playing a nice well-kept course. Come here with the mindset that for $20 to walk, you will be able to play casually and get some practice in on challenging conditions (not because the course layout is all that difficult but because even the fairway is the height of the rough).
I wouldn’t pay more than $20 to play here. The course is an easy walk even if carrying the bag, so skip the cart and cart fee.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our golf course. We apologize for any disappointment you experienced due to the current state of maintenance. We appreciate your feedback and hope you were still able to enjoy playing on our course. Thanks for choosing Old Orchard Country Club.
The tee box and fairway were cut at the same length. The starter told us the owners sold the course to a developer and have not invested in the course all year.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused during your visit. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention and will take your feedback into consideration. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
Hi, Kstop. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Old Orchard Country Club.
Hi, Richard1262873. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Old Orchard Country Club.
Don’t Waste Your Time
This was the worst and most frustrating round of golf that I ever had. The condition of the course is terrible. The place has potential but it seems that no one cares enough to improve it.
Hello u000007661735, thank you for taking the time to review us. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round. We appreciate your feedback as we work to make any necessary improvements. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon at Old Orchard Country Club.